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Jon Butler: Aberystwyth

Jon Butler

Jon has been married to Carly for 13+ years and they have two incredible young daughters.

Having served in ministry at The King's Church Portsmouth for over 14 years, and leadership for over 5 years, Jon is passionate about seeing the Good News of Jesus impact communities and culture. It was here that Jon was able to serve in Men’s ministry, mentor and disciple other guys and lead “Doughnuts For Dads” to encourage father figures (and feeding them doughnuts of course).

Alongside those 14 years in ministry in Portsmouth, Jon worked as a Police Officer and enjoyed 8 years as a Detective, fulfilling a childhood dream. This role saw Jon specialising in Major Crime (murder investigations) and two years in a challenging but hugely rewarding role as Detective Sergeant for Child Protection.

With these experiences in Church leadership and Policing there’s not a lot about the ups and downs of life that surprises Jon, equipping him to support and pastor people from many situations.

In 2019 Jon and his family took a step of faith leaving their home, jobs and family in moving from Portsmouth to Aberystwyth as they followed the call of God to plant a new community expression of church, with a heart for those who are unconnected or disconnected across Cardigan Bay.

Seeing men reached with the life-saving, freedom bringing, transforming news of Jesus gets Jon excited. Knowing how coming alongside men as they face life’s challenges is ever so important, his role with CVM and supporting others to build friendships and have fun together seems like too good an opportunity to miss. Why not get in touch with Jon to see how he can encourage you and get you connected?

Now living in the "wild west" of Mid-Wales, Jon is using his love of football and heart to serve his local community through being the Chaplain at Aberystwyth Town Football Club. He remains a proud supporter of two Premier League Teams; Chelsea and of course Aberystwyth Town. Come on Seasiders!

Connect with Jon:


  • Hope
  • Global Adventure
  • Care
  • Restored
  • New Wine
  • Who Let The Dads Out?
  • Sorted
  • Armed Forces Christian Union
  • Naked Truth Prayer
  • Compassion
  • Covenant Eyes
  • Faith within Fitness
  • Christian Golf Society
  • Mercy Ships
  • Frontiers
  • Engage
  • Mission Direct
  • Christian Police Association
  • The Message Trust